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Which address should I use on my resume?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Professor-Falken, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    Which address should I use on my resume? My living address or my mailing address? I would think my living address? Please let me know.

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    shouldn't your living address be your mailing address?
     
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  3. harpistic

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    Somewhere indicative of where you live - i.e. which area.
     
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  4. r.h.lee

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    Professor-Falken,

    If you think the resume recipient might have a geeky sense of humor, how about your IP address? :p

    I would use my street address.

    If your street address is the same as your "living address," then yes.
     
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    Me personally, unless there's a problem with mail in my area, I always use my home address (living address). And that's what I'd recommend.

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  6. greenbrucelee
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    I always thought your living address had to be your mailing address since its where you are registered as living for voting. Unless its different in the US.
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    not necessarily. even in the uk, you can use a different address as the one where all your mail is sent it. You could live in one place, and have all your correspondence sent to another address completely. How do you think PO Boxes work? Theres no requirement for your mailing address to be anything other than an address where you want your mail sent to, and can retrieve it from.
     
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    No Green for the longest time I had a post office box because I did not want to put up a box at my home. That has now changed. However there are alot of town folks that have P.O. Boxes because the mail man will not deliver to their homes.
     
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    I stand corrected, I did know about PO boxes but I didn't know you could use them for all your mail such as voting documents and the like.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by voting documents Green. We don't get none as far as I'm aware of. You take your ID to the court house to get your voting reg card and that doesn't exp unless you move and change districts. My DL which is consider a goverment ID even had my P.O. box on it. And my disability check even went there till I had it changed over direct deposit.
     
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    We in the UK get out voting regstration documents sent to us through the post were we have to confirm we live at the address then we send it back then we can vote. I think it so we are voting for the correct area.
     
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    Plus there's a £1000 fine if you don't return the form nice and promptly (link)
     
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    By default I'd use the living address. It's not likely the company would mail you an offer, at least not before calling you to discuss it. So you'd have plenty of time to give them your mailing address if it's even required.
     
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    Utter rubbish. Whilst they may well fine for false information (and probably do) they never fine for not returning the form at all. The only consequence of not returning the details is that you dont get registered to vote, so you cant vote (and it lowers your credit score not being on the register). I went for years where i just ignored the form, and nothing happened, apart from not being allowed to vote (which I wasnt doing anyway).
     
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    Or like me, you could just not put your address on your resume!
    They want it, they ask
    last thing I want to do is send 100 resumes out to unknowns with my address on it, they get a special email and a mobile number, thats it
     
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    I rephrase - they threaten to impose a fine of up to £1000. (As far as I'm concerned, I registered to vote a few years back, moved about 8 times since then, done my bit). :rolleyes:
     
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    Ah. not having a go at you, im saying that them claiming that they will fine you for not supplying is utter rubbish.
     
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    My online resume doesn't include my physical or mailing address (which are the same), so anyone who's interested will have to email me. The signature in my (freelance) business email includes my telephone numbers but no addresses. If I am contacted by a potential employer asking for an updated hardcopy of my resume, I'll include my address on it, but then, it's not sending out my address blindly to hundreds of "unknowns" as Phoenix puts it.
     
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  19. richardw

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    Use your 'official' address, ie. the one that government, council, banks etc have.
    You dont say where you are, but if your in the UK, this will not be a mailing address or PO box.

    Some firms do check the information given by applicants, eg financial services do a credit check on applicants, & if youve supplied a different address, you could get rejected on that.
     
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